It’s easy to get lost in the shuffle when everyone is doing the exact same thing: trying to get from point A to point B during the most stressful time of year. Holiday travel should be filled with fun, relaxation and excitement (hello, roadtrip!)—not anxiety, frustration and exhaustion. Here’s your chance to stand out from the crowd. Take a few easy precautions, and you’ll be well on your merry way to Grandma’s house, you go!
Don’t get hangry.
Hungry + angry = hangry! Most likely, you’ve experienced this heightened state of hunger yourself or with a loved one. This usually happens when blood sugar starts to plummet and you can hardly think straight. To avoid the dip, be sure to pack high-protein, high-fiber snacks at all times. Some no-brainer, standbys include:
- Trail mix
- Fruit with nut butter
- Veggies with hummus
- Sprouted whole grain sandwiches
- Nutritious meal bars
Don’t skimp on sleep.
By securing extra shut-eye before you leave home, you’ll stay refreshed. If you know your travel schedule, allot the time to catch some ZZZs. Book an appointment with yourself on your phone or personal calendar if you have to – whatever it takes. Otherwise, be prepared to nap on a cramped plane or in a crowded car. Travel pillows, ear plugs and a sleep mask are essential for getting sufficient rest en route.
Don’t go without water.
You know flying can be very dehydrating, but so can winter driving. Just think of all that dry heat blowing in your face for hours on end. Luckily, there’s an easy fix: drink before, during and after your travels. It helps to keep convenient packets of electrolyte mix, herbal tea and a water bottle on hand at all times. (Remember to empty the bottle before going through airport security.) Staying properly hydrated will help ease jet lag, so you can spend more time with your family and less time trying to adjust to your destination.
How do you gear up for holiday travel?
About the Author
A Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Certified Raw Foods Chef and Vega Educator, Bridgette is passionate about making food fun and accessible. Bridgette believes that what we eat has a huge impact on how we feel and supports a holistic approach to nutrition. She enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, sharing new recipes and organizing social events to enjoy new culinary experiences. Bridgette consistently seeks out fun ways to stay active which has led her to circus school, barre class, and fun runs around North America.
Originally published on MyVega.com